Hello fellow crafters and Happy Friday!
This week I had the pleasure of being able to create a gift for one of my dear friends (and crafting partners in crime) MandyBee. One of my favorite types of projects is being able to craft things to share with friends and family, so when I saw this gorgeous fabric at the shop the other day I instantly thought of her:
I just knew it had to come home with me to turn into something fun!
My friend is a knitter/crocheter, so I knew I wanted to make her something that she would be able to use to hold a project-in-process and also a case to hold her various sizes of needles. Thankfully, Pinterest has *tons* of ideas and helpful tutorials, and I settled on these 2 patterns:
Because I am terrible at math, and the authors of these tutorials have done an amazing job of providing detailed instructions, I’ll share the original tutorials so you can recreate your own version of these.
The tutorial for the Knitting Needle & Crochet Hook Roll-Up project can be found here.
And the tutorial for the Project Drawstring Bag can be found here.
a few notes on these projects:
- I was able to make both the bag and the needle roll using 1/2 yard of each of the 4 fabrics (so that’s 2 yards total). I even had a bit leftover that I plan on using for future projects.
- Because the material I was using was already a medium weight fabric, I did not use interfacing in either project as it would have made the needle roll excessively bulky.
- I would *highly* recommend a rotary cutter, cutting mat, and clear ruler for these as there is quite a bit of math involved (especially on the needle roll). I used good old fashioned scissors and the side of my kiddos homework folder as a straight edge, and while my lines were ok, it definitely would have been easier going with the right tools.
And while I’m no Martha, I’m pretty happy with the result and it’s always fun to be able to gift something personalized to friends.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Fabric: Hobby Lobby
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